"Texas In Review"
Weekly Log -- April 19, 1954 - July 26, 1954


April 19, 1954

  1. Square Dance – National square dance festival at Dallas (4’00")
  2. Granite – Study of granite quarries and cutting operations, Marble Falls (8’00")
  3. Anderson Hospital – First views of cancer research center in Houston (2’30")
  4. Sea Science – Texas A&M oceanography students at sea and in the lab (8’00")
  5. Attorneys-General – John Ben Sheppard welcomes nation’s Attorneys-General
    (2'00")

 

April 26, 1954

  1. Lake is Born – Opening ceremonies of Texarkana Dam and Reservoir (2’30")
  2. San Antonio Missions – Picture trip to five Spanish missions (4’00")
  3. Built in Texas by Texans – Trip down Dallas’ Ford assembly line (8’00")
  4. Study of People – Prairie dog town activity (2’00")
  5. San Jacinto Day – West Columbia and S. J. Battleground activity (4’00")
  6. Frontier Fiesta – Shots of students show at University of Houston (4’00")

 

May 3, 1954

  1. Neches Festival – A story of the parade and water show at Beaumont’s annual river festival (4’00")
  2. Scout Trail – A trip along the Karankawa Trail: Scouts in action near Houston (6’00")
  3. Abilene Airport – Air and ground action as Abilene opens a new airport (3’00")
  4. Santa Rosa Round Up – Ripping rodeo action at Vernon (3’30")
  5. Lighthouse for the Blind – Scenes at Houston’s Lighthouse and at Sakowitz’ big Hawaiian party for blind children (3’00")
  6. Fiesta San Jacinto – Scenes at Texas’ oldest annual celebration, in San Antonio--with Fiesta Flambeau (6’00")

 

May 10, 1954

  1. Ghost Town – Seymour is vacated while populace has Fish Day (2’30")
  2. PASF in Texas – Austin meeting of Pan American Student Forum (2’30")
  3. Big Search – Behind the land, swamp and sea exploration for oil (10’00")
  4. Splash Day – Films at cloudy renewal of Galveston’s beach opening (3’00")
  5. Law Day – Erle Stanley Gardener visits U.T. Law School (2’00")
  6. Brazos Bridge – Opening of new bridge at Throckmorton-Olney (2’00")
  7. Student Exchange – Massachusetts students repay Abilene High visit (2’00")
  8. Buccaneer Days – Mock pirate invasion in annual Corpus Christi festival (4’00")

 

May 17, 1954

  1. Johnson County Centennial – Rail robbery re-enactment and celebration (5’00")
  2. Tortillas – Modern and ancient methods of making tortillas (5’00")
  3. Paper Industry – Pine, pulp and paper in East Texas (7’30")
  4. Palo Duro Canyon – A picture trip of a Panhandle vacation site (4’00")
  5. Sabine Bridge – Orange celebrates a new passage to Louisiana (1’00")
  6. Karnes County Centennial – 100 years in Central Texas celebrated (3’00")
  7. Panna Maria – Centennial celebration of Catholic field mass (1’30")

 

May 24, 1954

  1. Brenham Manifest and Alfalfa Fiesta – Central Texas spring festivals (3’00")
  2. Holly Hall – The operation of a new way of life for the elderly (3’00")
  3. S.W.C. Track Meet – Texas wins 1954 Conference track championship (2’30")
  4. Fondren – The story of Mr. and Mrs.W.W. Fondren and their educational gifts (3’30")
  5. Soil Conservation – A study on saving Texas soil and water (5’30")
  6. Humble Picnic – Humble employees enjoy an annual outing at Baytown (3’00")
  7. Armed Forces Day – The armed services show-off in Texas (4’30")

 

May 31, 1954

  1. Highland Lakes – A Central Texas Playground (5’00")
  2. Colonial Golf – Golf’s finest professionals visit Ft. Worth (2’00")
  3. Fashion Show – New and old styles in leisure clothes (1’00")
  4. Flash Flood – The story of wasted water on a West Texas desert ( 1’30")
  5. Soil Conservation – Texas farmers unite to fight soil waste (2’30")
  6. East Texas Industries – Three new Texas industries at Orange and Longview are dedicated (3’00")
  7. Nacona Leather – How leather supports a Texas town (6’30")
  8. Balmorhea – A vacation oasis in West Texas (3’30")

 

June 7,1954

  1. First Cotton Bale – Ray Barnick of Mission picks, gins and rushes first cotton bale to Harlingen (4’00")
  2. Llano High School Students – See America First bus trip: visits Shreveport and Minden, Louisiana (1’00")
  3. Dept. of Public Safety – Highway patrolmen and their contribution their contribution to safe driving (4’30")
  4. Roller Skating – Little Miss Branch wins the diaper class contest (1’00")
  5. Belton Dam – Dedication with Senator Johnson, Chief of Army Engineers, Congressman Poag, Armed Division Band, boat races, etc (3’30")
  6. Goats – Edward Plateau goats, showing care of kids and shearing (5’00")
  7. Methodist Meeting – Annual meeting Texas Conference (1’00")
  8. Pin Oaks Horse Show – Texas Children’s Hospital as beneficiaries of show--includes show’s opening night activities (3’00")
  9. Midland Senior Day – Midland parents keep high school graduates occupied until they are too tired to get into trouble (2’00")

 

June 14, 1954

  1. Brinker Rural Neighborhood Program – Prize-winning community in contest sponsored by Farmer’s Stockman Magazine and Texas A&M Collage (5’30")
  2. Student History Tour – Students of Spring Branch Junior High School visit Austin and Texas Historical Museum (2’00")
  3. San Antonio Fireman – Firemen training in San Antonio (7’00")
  4. National Rose Week – Visitors in rose fields and rose exhibit in Tyler Bank & Trust Company (2’00")
  5. School Safety Patrol – Austin (2’00")
  6. 4-H Round-Up – Activities of 4-H boys and girls at College Station (4’00")
  7. Sidewalk Cattlemen – Madison County celebrates its Centennial with a barbecue and rodeo (2’30")

 

June 21, 1954

  1. State Fair Musicals – Jack Benny arrives to inaugurate Dallas’ annual summer show season (2’00")
  2. Big State Baseball – A summer school for teen-age major league aspirants at Meridian (2’00")
  3. Reading School – A study of TCU’s radical new method for teaching more rapid reading (2’30")
  4. Health Department – An introduction to Texas’ new Health Officer, Dr. Henry Haile, and a photo inspection of a few State Health Department activities (8’30")
  5. Texas Youth Symphony – A visit to Texas Lutheran College’s unique summer school for musicians at Seguin (2’00")
  6. Driver’s License – Safety short on mechanics for issuing drivers licenses (2’00")
  7. Truck Rodeo – Humble Company truck drivers compete in vigorous driving tests at Abilene (3’30")
  8. Rapids – A rubber raft trip through Mariscal Canyon’s tricky rapids on the Rio Grande (2’30")

 

June 28, 1954

  1. White Heron – Boosters of Trinity River projects, at the annual meeting, hear Sen. Lyndon Johnson (2’00")
  2. Saw mills – A photo trip through Texas’ lumber industry, from tree to finished products (5’30")
  3. Cattle Roundup – A picture story of a spring round-up, shot on the Waggoner 3-D and 6666 ranches (10’00")
  4. Padre Island – National Kids Day frolic at Corpus Christi (2’30")
  5. Texas Press Association – 75th anniversary meeting of the TPA and the story of a typical member (6’00")

 

July 5, 1954

  1. Rio Grande Flood – Twin cities of Laredo covered by Rio’s worst rampage (2’00")
  2. San Antonio Zoo – Watching kids watch the animals at Texas’ biggest zoo (5’30")
  3. Reef Shell – A Texas industry: oyster shells from coastal waters and what they build (7’30")
  4. Bluebonnet Girls – High school girls from over the state study politics at Austin (2’00")
  5. Sul Ross – Texas’ "cowboy college" at Alpine features range husbandry and geology (5’00")
  6. Fireworks – July 4 means fireworks… and an Austin family shows how they are made (2’30")

 

July 12, 1954

  1. Sulfur Springs Centennial – Centenary anniversary for Hopkins County (2’00")
  2. State Bar Association – Annual meeting of Texas Bar in Austin (3’00")
  3. Sailing – Texas sailors: Dallas, Houston, Galveston, and Fort Worth – in action (8’00")
  4. Houston Million – Houston greets its millionth and 1,000,000 plus one citizens (3’00")
  5. Breckenridge Sports Day – Breckenridge youths in all-around sports competition (3’00")
  6. Cowboy Reunion – Annual round-up of working cowhands at Stamford (4’30")
  7. Navasota Centennial – Accent on youth at Navasota's 100th birthday party (2’00")

 

July 19, 1954

  1. Submarine – Navy sub visits Port of Houston for reserve cruise (2’00")
  2. Longhorn Cavern – The camera visits world’s third largest cave at Burnet (3’00")
  3. Texas Youth Rodeo – Teenagers rope and ride at Wharton (2’00")
  4. Safety Workshop – University of Texas course for high school driving teachers (2'00")
  5. Salt – A tour of Texas salt mines at Grand Saline (5'00")
  6. Junior Ambassadors – East Texas youths leave for South America tour (1'00")
  7. Presidio – A picture study of Texas’ traditionally "hottest spot" (1'30")
  8. Medical Arts Garage – Push button parking comes to Houston (3'00")
  9. Fort Hood – Texas’ 49th National Guard Division on maneuvers (5'30")

 

July 26, 1954

  1. Volunteer Firemen – Texas volunteers study new fire-fighting methods at Texas A&M (5’00")
  2. Corn Products – Milo maize is processed into sugar and starch at Corpus Christi (4’30")
  3. Big Bend Park – A camera tour for Texas most rugged and scenic vacation site (6’00")
  4. Gunsmith – The story of old guns and new, with San Antonio experts (5’00")
  5. Soap Box Derby – Forty-miles-per hour in an orange crate: 54 Texas race at San Antonio (4’00")

 

     
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